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upon both sides of the bay. >> the as beat the rangers. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at the coliseum in oakland right now where the as are still looking to win their division. elissa, pretty exciting. >> reporter: it is exciting and hopefully they didn't celebrate with too much champagne last night because they have another game today against the rangers if they want to win their division but the as have clinched a spot in the play- offs for the first time in six years, a big win over the texas rangers last night. the score was 4-3 and if you missed that strikeout in the 9th inning, here it is. >> he struck him out! and the oakland athletics -- >> reporter: this was the as fourth straight win in six of seven. more than 2 1,000 fans saw the six-year dry spell finally end. this is really a story about the underdogs coming up ahead. in the clubhouse, corks were flying, champagne flowing. this is a big deal because nobody expected it this year. the team is young. there are 15 rookies on the roster. and many of them actually played key roles in last night's win like pit
rangers again in a game drawing thousands of people to the oakland colosseum. why it could mean a big celebration for the team and the fans. good afternoon. i'm tori'm campbell. the entire regular season comes down to the final game for the oakland a's. right now they are tied for the texas rangers for the lead in the american league west and happening now ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savage is live at the colosseum where the two teams face off for a win or take all game and the crowds must be so excited alex? >> reporter: they certainly are. the colosseum will be a loud place. half hour until the first pitch and this game as you can see over here on the ticket kiosk it is officially sold out. there's a playoff-like atmosphere out here as the a's take on the texas rangers with a division title on the line. >> [applause] >> fired up a's fans filed into the colosseum this morning, confident in their teams chances today. >> we aren't worried. >> we're going to win. we are going all the way. >> on the field the a's players are staying loose knowing they can cap off an improbable season en
, if they beat the rangers again today they win the american league west and number three, there is now a report that a five-year extension the a's staying in oakland is about to be a done deal. a's doing what they do best, winning again last night against the rangers. again, showdown today, 12:30 for the al west title. a report today the a's and county coliseum authority negotiating five year lease extension. major league baseball offering to negotiate the deal. a's manager partner wolf saying he's absolutely interested in the extension. he has made no secret he would like to take the team to san jose the city officially declared san francisco, giants' territory major league baseball looking at the issue for three years. wolf said if they don't make a decision soon, take it off the table, either hit it or quit it, i don't want to sit around waiting for the commission to make up its mind. the a's face a fine if it leaves the coliseum early and there is no place to go. no stadium in san jose that can handle a mlb team. it would take years to build. mayor quan is hoping to build a stadium in oakla
. >> he struck him out! >> reporter: the as clinched their play-off spot with a 4-3 win over the rangers. this was their fourth straight win in six of seven. the champagne was flowing in the clubhouse. >> whoo! >> reporter: the as have also kept their division title hopes alive in the american league west cutting the rangers' lead to just one game. the as have been seen as underdogs all year with some very young players and a lot of rookies. this year was supposed to be a year about rebuilding the team but the as are surprising everybody by coming up with all of these wins and then clinching their spot with the play-offs. last night rookie pitcher jarrod parker held the rangers to three runs. cocoa chris-a go ahead double that gave the team a lead the rangers couldn't catch. >> the teams before were probably built different than these game. this were 18 rookies. i never been part of that. >> how do you get them refocused for the next game? >> the way we do every day. they will be back out here again tomorrow. it's early, 10:30. night game tomorrow. they will be out ready to play. >> repo
. if they can win they will be division champs and you can bet, a's are taking on the rangers for a very meaningful final game of the season. that was the strike out that sealed the deal last night. the a's beat the rangers and that put them in a tie for first place in the al west. they have not even had a share of first place up until now and of course the team is red hot while the rangers are struggling and last night gerard belmont also known jonny gomes was asked about the critical game. >> i am not going to lie to you, we have rallied around each other and we have checked another one off the list and that's a big celebration after a win last night. >> fans at box offices will be buying tickets and if they win today they go straight to the division series this weekend if they lose they will play a do or die game against the baltimore orioles or the yankees. you can expect the coliseum will be packed for the season finale and again first pitch 12:45, ktvu channel ktvu channel 2 morning news. alex savage. >>> if you have some photos you would like us to see, send them. we might just p
time since 2007. a's and rangers bob melvin hopes another rookie pitcher polls them through. one inning allowed two home runs makes it 5 nothing texas, the a's belted two home runs than josh rhetoric makes it patrick was 9-7 oakland, the rally fell short, the a's lose 9-7. four games behind the rangers in the division: maintains a two game lead in the wild-card standings. barry zito goes for his 14th win as a giant, the new kids helped him get at hunter pence with his 14th home run and marcos could grow gone, giants went 7-4 and the annual ritual the rookies are forced to dress up you could not see their faces. buster posey was subjected to the hazing not long ago. >>> i had a short skirt that's another said >>> former met keith hernandez had his famous moustache for 25 years but shaved it today to rise $10,000 for alzheimer's. the regular officials are back in the crowd in baltimore acted like they were the rolling stones maybe fans will get satisfaction. >>> down goes frazier. the hit by canal ellerbee he walked off. the number one play, he brought it back >>> that was travis snyder b
's, a good dozen games out of first place in midsummer. they hunted down the texas rangers. i'm telling ya, what a day it was here at the ballpark! the oakland coliseum, alive and well for a critical wednesday night. >> i'm very nervous. >> i am so excited! >> i'm going crazy! >> yeah! >> reporter: a wild and wacky crowd painted the ballpark with green and gold. >> baby! >> you know what, this is just icing on the cake. >> reporter: and they will keep the lead all the way through the last out. just like that, the oakland a's are your 2012 al west division champs. >> i feel great. been here since opening day in 1967, i guess, been to '72, '73, '74. >> great. amazing. >> i want to cry! i want to cry! unbelievable! awesome! >> you know what? go a's! >> woo! >> it's incredible! incredible! >> reporter: the incredible team indeed. a's fans still celebrating here outside the coliseum. not many people across the country knew about the a's. america sure knows them now, as your oakland a's are the al west champs in 2012. live outside the coliseum, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> just as recent
you. how about your oakland as? they came from down four runs to beat rangers 12-5 to win the american league west yesterday. in front of a sellout crowd the as swept texas to finish a historic late season surge. they won the last six games and clinched the home field advantage in the first round of the play-offs. >> too many times this year people want to point to intangibles and not recognize that there are some good baseball players there. and there's no such thing as being lucky for 162 games. >> as open play-offs saturday. the first, two in detroit saturday and sunday. but on a sat note about as relief pitcher pat neshek acquired a month or two ago, a sad note when he asked for prayers after his first child died in florida less than a day after he was born. >>> thousands of people are expected for the installation mass of the new roman catholic bishop in san francisco. it will draw protestors outside st. mary's cathedral. cate caugiran explains why some of the his views are controversial. >> reporter: good morning. that's because demonstrators are concerned about the new archbisho
towards the play offs. a win over the texas rangers. they have now locked up a wild card spot which would be a one game winner take all as the a's win their final regular season game against the rangers they would clench the american league west and bypass the wild card. well, take a look at this talk about excessive celebration a junior hockey player in new jersey got a big surprise after scoring a goal going straight through the glass. best new of all though he was not hurt and his team won four to one. >>> well, thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you the next time news breaks. i'm julie haener. our coverage continues with the 10:00 news tonight. we are live in the south bay with hot weather and we are always here for you at tmz is coming up next right here on tv 36 what appears on the surface to be an understated example of unequaled american achievement, is actually an extremely sophisticated apparatus of goodness and flavor, bonded together by a perfectly aged, all natural, tasty... gooey... blanket of love.
division it comes down to the last game, of the season rangers and a's taking on each other 12:35 first pitch, 73 up to 79. mid to upper 90s central valley warm spot palm springs 105, tahoe 76. temperatures drop 8 to 19° today. another 6 to 12° tomorrow. another 4 to 6° sunday and monday. have a great day. >>> good morning. happy wednesday. live look at 80 the east shore freeway, chp here, some sort of traffic break leading this big line of traffic through maybe cleaning out debris looking for debris in the roadway, interesting scene you are seeing it live on tv, pretty cool we don't have any other problems reported, traffic will begin slowing once the chp finds what they are looking for. san jose highway 87 past hp pavillion light drive. out of antioch towards pittsburg, still good drive, less than 20 minutes into the concord area out of the central valley tracy from 205 up and over the altamont pass, 15 minutes to the dublin-pleasanton area. america's cup one of many events happening today, embarcadero expect traffic, if you are coming into san francisco this weekend bart is having
, they will be the champs. you can get the coliseum will be rocking today. the as taking on the rangers in a crucial series. >> strike three called! [ cheers ] >> reporter: last night, the as beat the rangers 3-1 and that put them in the tie for the rest. they've now erased what's been a 13-game deficit. if the as win today, they would go straight to the series. that begins this weekend. as the as are making this incredible push to the playoffs, they are more reason to celebrate. it looks like the team will be staying put in oakland for at least the next five years. they won't be moving to the south bay, it doesn't look like, until 2018. that's because the coliseum authority recently handed the as, a five-year extension and lew wolff is apparently very interested in reaching an agreement to keep them here for the foreseeable future. some folks say winning will go a long way to keep the team here. >> people support the team and they love the team. we've been told they don't want to stay. but today, it's exciting, the fans will be out. the buzz around the bay is exciting. >> reporter: yesterday at the colise
did this. it's a three run homer his second of the game. the rangers get a split. losing the game but winning the night cap 8-7. what does it all mean? the a's are now three games in front of the rays and angels in the wild card race. that means their magic number is just one. the rangers, yankees and orioles all clench play off spots tonight. and oakland still arrived in the al game. texas to play beginning tomorrow night at the coliseum. >>> the giants starting pitchers aren't making it easy on bruce bochy as he trys to set up his rotation for the play offs. houston street on in the ninth to try to nail a san diego win. with one out. pinch hitter xavier nadie that's homer number one. and josh with a long ball again with the drive to center. giants win 7-5. they still don't know yet whether they will face cincinnati or washington in the play offs. >>> still to come on this late sunday night edition of sports wrap. the latest on nascar's race for the cup. and what looked ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is
back with nine to play. swept the texas rangers yesterday. twice the payroll they do to win the american league west. that means that they are going to detroit to start the playoff series on saturday. now yesterday here it was frenetic and the fans were going crazy. we had a chance to talk to some of them after the game. they were ready to go with their amazing a's. >> i've been waiting all my life for something like that. watching the a s back in 2000, i was never at the game, but this time i was at the game. seeing the celebration the last three days, remarkable. >> they are going all the way. >> i'm experiencing history right now so i'm excited. >> i didn't really believe in the as, i had to be a part of it today. they've been making magic happen all year. >> reporter: it took to the last game in the season but finally the playoff pitcher is in place and we have a look at what you can expect from the oakland as starting on saturday. they go to detroit today, will practice friday, first game is saturday. 3:00. then they play again sunday. then they come back home to start
the last three games of the regular season against the texas rangers. they will meet tonight at the coliseum. right now the as are two games dehind the rangers in their division if the as sweep texas, they win the west. if they don't sweep, oakland still has a shot at one of the two american league wild card spots. the giants have punched their postseason a lodge time ago. but they still don't know if they will play washington or cincinnati a bay area church doing its part to keep the homeless program up and -- cincinnati. >>> a bay area church is do its part to keep the homeless program up and running. one of the founders is retiring. however, st. paul's episcopal church is voting whether to take over the operations of that program. >>> a church in antioch will pay special tribute to polices and firefighters tomorrow. it's called a blue mass. they will be honoring first responders from all around eastern contra costa county. it begins at 10:30 a.m. at st. ignatius of antioch catholic. there will be a tribute to kenyan, the officer killed. it will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow mo
at the coliseum. exciting. they have been on a roll. the as tied the rangers for the division lead last night. derek norris driving in a couple of runs in the 5th inning and we go to the sixth and the pride of petaluma jonny gomes says see ya! that's a solo shot. as win 3-1. they have come from 13 games behind to tie texas for the division lead. so here's how it sets up now. the as win this afternoon. they will win the west and get a best-of-five play-off series beginning on the weekend. if they lose, they are still in but it's a wild card game. that would mean a one-game play- off on friday. if they win they move on. if they lose, they're out. go as. the giants knocked the dodgers out of the play-offs in l.a. last night. great game, though. buster posey going deep for his 24th homer in an early giant lead. he should be the mvp. that held on to beat the dodgers then 4-3. they will play the season finale this afternoon in a game that doesn't mean much but anytime you beat the dodgers, that's a good thing. the cardinals got in because of that dodger loss. >>> play of the day comes from kansas c
the rangers last night for the divisional lead. derek norris driving in a couple of runs in the 5th inning. 6th jonny gomes with a solo home run. as win 3-1. if they beat the rangers today they advance to a best of five series. if they lose, it's a one-game wild card play-off on friday. >>> how about the giants knocked the dodgers out of the play-offs picture in l.a. how sweet that? buster posey with his 24th home run. they beat the dodgers 4-3. they will play the regular season finale this afternoon at dodger stadium. dodgers are out, cardinals got the wild card because of that win. >>> play of the day kansas city, missouri detroit tigers grassy hits a ground ball to short and it's fielded by escobar who makes this an unbelievable turn and toss contorted. look at that. deep in the hole and still gets his man. he gets the play of the day. the royals are out of the play- offs. good shortstop. >> he makes it look so easy. >> a great play. >>> 6:26. coming up, timing is everything. are the as on the verge of leaving oakland? >> plus, butt out. san francisco may ban public nudity. the proposed fi
the texas rangers. if he can 0 land sweeps texas they win -- -- if the o's sweep texas, they win and what they don't know is who they will be playing it could be washington or cincinnati. >>> it is called blue mass and they will honor first responders from around east contra costa. an election will be held at the catholic church starting at 10:30 a.m. and kenyon was shot and killed in alamo. >>> time now 6:15, you will have fewer options and the ferry is getting rid of their two weekday trips in marin county in san francisco. the larkspur -- larkspur ferry will be around and no changes to the holiday schedule or any of the cielito schedules. >>> how is traffic, sal? >>> it should be a nice drive and let's look at highway 24 westbound. it is a nice drive coming up to the willow pass grade with no major issues. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, it has been a nice drive with no major issues and if you are driving, traffic should be good for you coming out to the mcarthur maze. here is a look at highway 4, getting out to the east shore freeway it looks good from vallejo to pano
watching the as win. the oakland at threat as going for the pennant this afternoon. the as tied the rangers for the divisional lead last night. derek norris drove in a couple of runs in the 5th inning. in the sixth, jonny gomes going deep with a solo shot. as won 3-1. that's six in a row. they can make it seven in a row to take the division crown tonight -- today the winner will get the divisional crown. the loser plays a one-game wild card game on friday so the as have to have this game. >> good luck to them. >>> protestors plan to march in richmond this afternoon to demand safety improvements at the chevron oil refinery. the refinery was the scene of an august fire that prompted 15,000 people to seek hospital treatment out of concern they breathed in toxic smoke. meanwhile, the city council passed a resolution yesterday setting tougher requirements for chevron as it rebuilds the fire-damaged crude unit. >>> in other headlines around the bay, a new smaller walmart is now open for business in the westgate mall in san jose. the walmart neighborhood market is designed for quick and easy shopp
authorities to close san jose's park for the second day in a row. rangers first close it had park yesterday when the temperatures there hit 99 degrees. as for tomorrow the park will reopen with restrictions, no fires, no barbecues and should be some relief on the way. at 7:23 our meteorologist bill martin will lay out the timeline and how much cooler it might get. >>> five people escaped unharmed this afternoon after a san jose home caught fire. firefighters cut out the blaze in about an hour. they say the fire started in a backyard shed and spread to the home there on lee avenue. everyone inside the house made it out safely. fire crews are investigating the cause. >>> hewlett-packard ceo telling investors and analysts the hard times will last at least another year. palo alto has been struggling now for several years. it will take time to recover because the global economy is weak. technology analysts say that whitman is setting the bar low why would turn around hp. >> said we don't have a problem inventing good stuff. we've had a problem getting that stuff out to the market for people to b
. two outs in the 9th hunter hit this gaper against the texas rangers while the ball rolls the angels court tieing lead run. 5-4 in the first game of the doubleheader. the a's are a game and a half out at first base and can be with in a game. >>> good news and bad fort giants. houston street onto the night to try to nail down a pad rewin. pinch hitter, had other ideas, puts one over the fence for his first home run as a giant. then -- reached on the inslide single pence took street deep to the same part of the ballpark. they win. tim was shaky, giving up five runs in six innings of work. >>> a come back for the ages on the final day of ryder cup play. we will be right back. 0!ockÑ?çóxo?Ñ=çñÑñçvxqx?ñññ?óioy . >>> we said last night it would take a collapse by the outs team to fail to win the ryder cup and that's what happened. royy almost didn't make his tee time. he got there 11 minutes before he was supposed to tee off. apparently he doesn't need to warm up. chipping on the 5th hole against bradley. that will work. down to previously undefeated bradley, 2-1. 12 matches i
who are going away. if you want to go to a hockey game to see rangers in new york, that's a tough ticket. but a lot of arenas, tickets are available, and common fan will not get off the couch to go to hockey game both sides are squabbling. melissa: do they risk doing serious damage here? sound like you think they do? >> definitely. i know this for a fact. my entire career on sports talk radio, 15 years this sports disappeared on my radio show. i fight for it. cities such as boston, detroit, nashville, los angeles. they're passionate about their teams. i'm telling you they continue to push the fringe fan away. they don't have a great television deal. and basic sports fans who want to watch the sport. really like the fact that the l.a. kings were the 7th team in seven years to win the stanley cup. fan interest is back. but pushing those fans away again, i'm telling you eventually they're going to kill the golden goose. melissa: what is your prediction on outcome of this one? >> here is what i think. the average hockey play play ownly 3 1/2 years. if they miss this year, they will lo
. the as if you haven't heard already they won the als title. they took on the rangers. they swept up. it was a sweet victory yesterday we're going to have highlights on that coming up as well. it's here. the ships have begun to arrive including the uss macon huge aircraft carrier. a lot of the sailors are doing a lot of great things. we'll explore that in a little more detail coming up. >>> a big change in the weather. >> a dramatic change in the forecast, the fog really rolled in yesterday afternoon and affected all of our coastal communities. dealing with widespread low clouds, it's a chilly start to the morning and we're looking at upper 70s at best. changes ahead. we have some sprinkles in the forecast. i'll highlight what's on tap for the week coming up. >>> the traffic looking good on the freeway this morning, but there's a bart delay. we are just learning that there's a piece of maintenance that is stuck on the tracks in oakland and that accounts for delays heading to san francisco which is a major commute direction from the bay. it's slowing on the fremont l ine. >>> the fi
've been, he's been like the lone ranger. you finally decided to set the alarm today? >> no. i've been here. it's just coming down from that platform over there, on the phone or whatever it is. whereas jim likes to get right down here and get to business here. i settle my business up there. >> dave is making calls on bank of america. this is current stuff. >> i assume you guys have seen it. >> yeah we did. that 2.43 billion. take me back of course to the deal itself, guys. remember when they had the shareholder vote and then had losses. they came after that shareholder vote. then we found out about the bonuses. they were expected to go to trial october 22nd. this is a huge number. >> all right. >> just, becky, fabulous. you changed everybody's view about r.i.m. a great interview with the first quarter stuff. >> thank you jim. >> i think it's the last day of march. >> i don't know what to do with that. don't know if it's a good thing or not. >> great job. >> thank you very much. >> all right. when we come back we'll present a squawk blue chip award to our guest host. stick around. i'm only i
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